Daily D – Matthew 27:36

by | Mar 29, 2024 | Daily D | 0 comments

David G Bowman Logo

Matthew 27:36  Then they sat down and were guarding him there. (CSB)

Who was watching when you were at your worst? Who was there when you were most vulnerable? 

When were you most humiliated before others?

For six hours on the Friday we call Good, Jesus hung on the cross exposed to the world. He was defenseless, helpless, in agony at every moment. 

People said whatever they wanted to say. They did whatever they wanted to do. He was mocked, ridiculed, insulted. Everything belonging to him was taken from him. 

Read it for yourself. Jesus was the show. It’s not often you get to see a man die. It’s even less often that you get to see a man slowly succumb to the mortal wounds he has received. It was so engrossing that some people could not stay away. They could not look away. Some wouldn’t have it any other way.

Every mind of every soul gathered there that day or passing along the way focused on the man in the middle. 

They shivered at every twitch. They saw the blood fall, pool, and roll away. 

They witnessed the wounds growing. They observed the effects of dehydration. 

They saw his lips move. Some could hear the words, words of a prayer they had learned as children. The psalm began with hopeless abandonment. Every beating heart knew the terror, real or imagined, of such a moment. The song bears lament and fear, pleading and hoping. 

It ends in triumph. 

The last time Jesus spoke, at the moment he expired, his words were also triumphant. 

Sitting there, watching him die, seeing him dead, everyone knew this was no personal triumph. This was the end of the story. The last sentence was written. The last period dotted the line. All that was left to do was to put away the remains.

Those gathered there that day were certain of what they saw. Some saw a rebel leader silenced. Some saw a threat removed. Some saw all hope withdrawn. One saw her son – foretold by an angel, conceived by God’s supernatural agency, a perfect boy if ever there was one – die. The very breath of heaven was withdrawn.

I will watch Jesus crucified and dying with deepest grief and utmost loss.

Our Father, “he himself bore our sicknesses, and he carried our pains; but we in turn regarded him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on him, and we are healed by his wounds. We all went astray like sheep; we all have turned to our own way; and you have punished him for the iniquity of us all.” Amen. 

Isaiah 53:4-6 – Read on through verse 12 for what God foretold and Jesus fulfilled.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

CONNECT WITH ME!

Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.

          Church Unique Logo          Auxano Logo

GET IN TOUCH!

READ MY BLOG!

Daily D – Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born for us,
a son will be given to us,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Daily D – Isaiah 6:8

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord asking: Who will I send? Who will go for us? I said: Here I am. Send me.“

Daily D – Isaiah 1:18-20

Isaiah 1:18-20 “Come, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are crimson red, they will be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land. But if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Daily D – 2 Kings 23:25

2 Kings 23:25 Before him there was no king like him who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength according to all the law of Moses, and no one like him arose after him.

Daily D – 2 Kings 20:1-6

2 Kings 20:1-6 In those days Hezekiah became terminally ill. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Set your house in order, for you are about to die; you will not recover.’”

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Please, Lord, remember how I have walked before you faithfully and wholeheartedly and have done what pleases you.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Isaiah had not yet gone out of the inner courtyard when the word of the Lord came to him: “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, ‘This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the Lord’s temple. I will add fifteen years to your life. I will rescue you and this city from the grasp of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.’”